CNN had continued to ignore questions about their suspect reporting until Trump called them out on Twitter last night. CNN was recently busted for using Lanny Davis as an anonymous source for a story he later admitted he made up. Additionally, When Davis fed CNN the anti-Trump story, CNN wrote that they reached out to him for comment and he declined. This was a blatant lie. As media outlets began to question CNN’s story implicating Trump in the infamous Trump Tower meeting, it quickly became apparent that either the story was bunk or Michael Cohen had committed perjury in his earlier congressional testimony. Lanny Davis, who represents Cohen, then admitted that the story was fake news and that he was CNN’s anonymous source.
CNN refused to back away from the story and even now supports it in true Dan Rather style. Last night, Trump called them out for lying. That was when CNN responded on Twitter with the amazing statement that “CNN does not lie”. Apparently they will do whatever it takes to protect the author, Carl Bernstein. Bernstein of course is a journalist of Watergate fame who wrote the Trump Tower story. I feel like I’ve heard this somewhere before: the coverup is worse than the crime. CNN needs to come clean.
Democrats are taking their #abolishICEdon’tactuallyabolishICE movement to a whole new level. Arizona Democrat Ruben Gallego is now saying that Democrats will go back and punish ICE agents for actions they take during the Trump administration. The latest uproar about ICE is that they are denying passports and detaining individuals who have come here illegally with fake birth certificates. Birth attendants have admitted that for a 40 year period they and their colleagues were issuing US birth certificates to Mexican babies born near the border. Denial of passports to these individuals here fraudulently started during the Bush era and continued into the Obama era. Trump has stepped up efforts as part of his zero tolerance policy.
Chuck Todd is suggesting that Mueller will come out with a big announcement on Friday. But he doesn’t have any actual knowledge of an announcement. Todd is speculating that Mueller won’t make any announcements between Labor Day and the election because it could affect the election. That would effectively leave Friday for any big movement. There has been a lot of speculation over what Mueller might and might not do, but most of it has turned out to be wrong. Unnamed supposed inside sources have also been incredibly unreliable. As of now, the predicted indictments of Don Jr and Jared Kushner have not appeared, despite the wishful thinking.